Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Name and Number

Congratulations to Victoria and David Beckham on the birth of their daughter Harper Seven, born on 11th July at 7.55am and weighing 7lb 10oz. Welcome to the world baby Harper.

Of course already her name is under much discussion. Some comments from Twitter include, 'it sounds like half past seven' 'at least she's not named after a fruit' and 'when people were talking about Harper Seven, I genuinely thought it was a Dr Who spoiler..'

There are rumours that the name Harper came from a kids tv show, The Wizards of Waverly Place, which is apparently watched by her brothers, or it could be from the author of To Kill a Mocking Bird' Harper Lee.

The name seven, which is not actually a name but a number (just thought I'd point that out ;-) was probably chosen for a *number* (he he) of reasons, she was born in the 7th month in the 7th hour weighing 7lb and David's old shirt number was 7. Of course 7 is considered to be a lucky number so maybe they called it her for luck! I would like to know how she's going to react when she finds out she's their 4th baby, not their 7th!

My personal opinion - I like the name, I'm not so sure I would have chosen Seven (I could have done for my daughter born 27/07/07) but it does go well with Harper and it is just the middle name (how often do you use other people's middle names?)I think they could have done a lot worse.
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